Five Top Tips on Renovating Your Bathroom with CTD Tiles
When it comes to bathroom style, there’s no ‘one size fits all’. Far from it in fact! Like all parts of the home, the bathroom has become somewhere where we can express our personality and make our own design choices – from bathroom tiles and sanitaryware to colours. In the age of Pinterest and Instagram, our minds and phones are so full of different inspiration ideas that it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. Bathroom tiles, in particular, have become a great way of making a creative design statement.
To help you find your style, we contacted the experts at CTD Tiles, who have pulled together their favourite Instagram-worthy bathroom looks. So, whether you’re about to start a complete renovation or thinking about updating a few bits here and there, we guarantee you’ll find something that makes it into your bathroom Pinterest board…
Blues in the bathroom
Blue in the bathroom works for so many reasons – it pairs well with white ceramics, it looks clean and crisp and it’s extremely versatile. From teal patterned floor tiles to navy metro wall tiles, there are so many combinations and styles to opt for.
If you’re a fan of a classic look, think of bringing a mint tile into a combined palette of whites and greys. The combination of colours and patterns, using the Havana Silver floor tiles and Poitiers Mint and White tiles, will work wonders when paired with a classic basin pedestal.
It can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to combine different shades and styles of bathroom tiles, we recommend starting off by getting samples of the ones you think you like and trying out different combinations on a moodboard… You’ll soon figure out which ones you want to go for. Once you’ve chosen your tiles and colours, find textures and finishes that work with your surface choices and your scheme will come together in no time.
The classic white marble bathroom look
Marble has been popular in bathrooms for a long time, and you don’t have to search too far to realise why. There is something about marble that just oozes luxury and with so many marble-effect options available now, you can achieve that luxury designer look for less.
Large format marble bathroom tiles can really make a bathroom feel like your very own spa. The Marmori marble tiles look amazing when laid on the floor and tiled halfway up the wall, creating a marble frame around the room. For the ultimate luxury finish, pair your white marble tiles with a freestanding bath and very minimal styling, the less clutter the better!
Combine different marbles on bathroom walls and floors
Being adventurous with different finishes, colours and textures in the bathroom can have a wonderful effect. If you prefer a bit more of a relaxed, yet still luxurious, look, mixing up your marble tiles could be the way forward. A lot of tiles come in different finishes, from high gloss to wavy, and collections are often created with different colour pairings in mind.
Black and white is a natural pairing, so why not go for a mixture of both colourways in your bathroom? The Black and White Star tiles in black and white are used to zone different areas of this dreamy bathroom. The wave-effect black marble tiles are used in the shower enclosure, creating a stunning feature wall, whilst the hint of wood works amazingly with both the white and black tiled surfaces. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your tiles, the result could be your ideal look.
Natural textures and finishes in the bathroom
The bathroom is somewhere where natural textures, colours and finishes will feel instantly at home, whether it’s through some greenery, touches of wood or stone-effect tiling. Best styled in a pared-back, neutral palette, one of the most effective ways of bringing natural texture into the bathroom is through 3D stone effect tiles. Several tile collections are available in the same colourways in flat surfaces and textured surfaces, so you can pair plain floors with detailed walls easily. Check out our Polesden and Cliveden tile collections for some natural stone inspiration.
If you want to truly embrace the nature-inspired look, a wood-effect tile is a beautiful choice for a bathroom, especially when paired with a gorgeous freestanding bath. Offering you all the beauty of natural wood but with all the practical benefits of a porcelain tile.
Bathrooms with pops of pastel
In case you haven’t noticed, colour is now having a bit of a comeback in interiors, especially pink. The versatile colour has become hugely popular, the Poitiers Pink Gloss tiles are definitely one of the best-sellers. Often used as the only pop of colour in a white bathroom scheme, rectangular pink tiles will look stunning when used as a feature, either on a shower wall or a basin splashback. If pastel tiles aren’t quite your thing, think of bringing vibrancy in through painted walls instead. Next to some marble-effect tiles or darker textured tiles, a pop of colour will look amazing, and if you do happen to change your mind in a few years, it’s easy to change!
With over fifty years of experience, CTD Tiles is one of the leading names in the industry, striving to bring the latest advances in tile manufacturing to each individual collection as well as considering consumer demands. With Tile Showrooms and Trade Centres across the country, including local branches at Maidstone, Ashford, Tonbridge, Eastbourne and Crawley, CTD provides an ever-growing network of local knowledge for both commercial and domestic needs.